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Thespian Society Induction

posted Sep 21, 2018, 12:08 PM by John Pearson

The International Thespian Society has recently honored several EAWR Drama students by being inducted into the International Thespian Society - Troupe 733, the honor society for high school theatre students. Each Thespian inductee has completed over 100 hours of excellent work in theatre arts and related disciplines. In doing so, they have acquired essential 21st Century life and career skills that include creativity, innovation, critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and effective communication. Our inductees now join the ranks of over 2.3 million Thespians and Thespian alumni, such as Jane Lynch, John Goodman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Tom Hanks.

EAWR's current students so honored are: 
Breanna Gernon, Breanna Belfield, Nicole Lane, Dylan Martinez, Tiffany McMahan, Skyler Blair, Emma Copeland, Summer Fulkerson (2-Star), Anika Galbraith (2-Star), Alyssa Kissee, William Malone, Haley Monroe (2-Star), Hunter Morales, Morgan Ruden (2-Star), Dominic Scroggins, Kaitlin Goodbrake (3-Star), Janie Hughes, and Noah Strebler (2-Star).  

Congrats to Drama Directors Kyndal Norton and Jan Timmins for this great group of honorees!

Renaissance Winners!

posted Sep 20, 2018, 2:08 PM by John Pearson   [ updated Sep 20, 2018, 2:11 PM ]

Today (9/20/18), EAWR hosted its semi-annual Renaissance Assembly. This event recognizes students for grade point average, attendance, and good behavior. Students must meet defined criteria in all of these areas to be honored as a Renaissance winner. We are so very proud of all of our Renaissance Award honorees!

Below are the winners from the 2nd Semester of the 2017-18 school year:

Gold Level (4.0 / 4.0 scale or higher; 3 or fewer excused absences, no tardies, no suspensions)

Second Semester

2017 - 18

Hannah Allen, Jillian Barber, Evan Bardsley, Kate Baskin, Gage Booten, Katelyn Booten, Makayla Dolbee, Jasmine Finley, Summer Fulkerson, Chase Garland, Kaitlin Goodbrake, Allison Hill, Trent Klabough, Julia Kovar, Nicole Lane, Reghan Levinson, Seth Lile, Jared Liley, Hayleigh Maher, Mallory Martin, Evan Merritt, Shawn McKee, Ethan Miller, Kendall Moore, Nicholas Munn, Annelise Neathery, Taylor Norman, Andrew Oliger. Dylen Oster, Taylor Parmentier, Justin Pfister, Andrew Raymond, Christian Redman, Aubrey Robinson, Isabella Romero, Morgan Ruden, Sarah Salinas, Hannah Sechrest, Emma Seibert, Alice Slattery, Jacquelin Stephen, Kathleen Tierney, Madisyn Tucker, Brittany Wall, Maegan Wallendorff, Ethan Walter,. Jacob Wells, Ryne White, Mira Wilken, Emma Wreath, Gemma Yenne, Jordan Yenne

Maroon Level

Second Semester

2017 - 18

Lindsey Bailey, Austin Compton, Dezarae Crotts, Devin Curtis, Megan Douglas, Macy Flanigan, Hannah Gibson, Holly Goble, Fiona Hamiti, Andrew Harrison, Kaylee Hill, Damian Holbrook-Blair, Kameron Kueck, Jenna Lang, Caitlin LeMond, Torrie Lenon-Starner, Hailey Marshall, Katelyn McHatton, Eryn McLain, Nathan Miller, Lindzey Morrison, Gage Nalley, Adam Newberry, Leigh Nottke, Tony Rangel, Joshua Rector, Ashley Reed, Joshua Restivo, Jacob Sarich, Dominic Scroggins, Autumn Shoppell, Sydney Slayden, Cody Smith, Caden Stanton, Brooke Sutherland, Phillip Tierney, Lacey Tretter, Jayden Ulrich, Faith VanHoose, Chance Walter, Gavin Whiteside, Damien Wiseman, Karli Withers

Silver Level

Second Semester

2017 - 18

Caillou Assmar, Caleb Bogus, Kayla Brantley, Tyler Brumley, Bethany Clark, Kara Crutchley, Krizza Domingo,. McKenzie Dooley,. Jacob Erslon, Alli Franklin, Landen Gilreath, William Glass, Joella Hammond, Gavin Haynes, Janie Hughes, Kurtis Hyde, Alyssa Kissee, William Malone,Geoffrey Martinez, Haley Monroe, Ethan Moore, Kaitlyn Morton, Taylor Murray, Rebecca Noack, Scott Pratt, Katelyn Runde, Caleb Rushton, Erin Russell, Samantha Shimchick, Spencer Slayden, Katelyn Sohn, Tabitha Staggs, Joshua Stemm, Haley Stief, Elizabeth Summers, DaeShawn Warren, Brandon Wells, Kayla Wiegand

Perfect Attendance

Second Semester

2017 - 18

Ahmad Allen, Cailou Assmar, Kate Baskin, Daniel Crank, Kiana Franklin, Damian Holbrook Blair, Garrett Holt, Kaden Johnson, Alyssa Kissee, Dustin Largen, William Malone, Evan Merritt, Andrew Oliger, Breanna Ray, Joshua Rector, Brenden Rudd, Sarah Salinas, Jayden Ulrich, Brittney Wall, Ryne White, Karli Withers, Gemma Yenne

Jordan Yenne

Perfect All-Year Attendance

$25 Buffalo Wild Wings GC - Daniel Crank

$25 Wal-Mart GC - Garrett Holt

$10 Subway GC - Evan Merritt, Gemma Yenne, Jordan Yenne

Perfect Attendance - 2nd Semester

$25 Wal-Mart GC - Brittney Wall

$25 Movie Theatre GC - Kaden Johnson

$25 Buffalo Wild Wings GC - William Malone

$10 Subway GC - Ahmad Allen, Damian Holbrook-Blair, Garrett Holt, Brenden Rudd, Gemma Yenne

Gold Level

T.V. - Mallory Martin

$50 Wal-Mart GC - Hayleigh Maher

$25 Buffalo Wild Wings GC - Makayla Dolbee, Justin Pfister, Jordan Yenne

$25 Wal-Mart GC - Kate Baskin

$25 Applebees GC - Nicholas Munn

$10 Subway GC - Jillian Barber, Gage Booten, Katelyn Booten, Taylor Norman, Christian Redman, Aubrey Robinson, Isabella Romero, Morgan Ruden, Brittany Wall, Maegan Wallendorff

Maroon Level

T.V. - Lindzey Morrison

$25 Wal-Mart GC - Torrie Lenon-Starner, Dominic Scroggins

$25 Movie Theatre GC - Jayden Ulrich

$25 Buffalo Wild Wings GC - Nathan Miller, Ashley Reed

$25 Applebees GC - Lindsey Bailey

Ear Buds - Katelyn McHatton, Tony (Joey) Rangel, Philip Tierney

$10 Subway GC - Megan Douglas, Macy Flanigan, Andrew Harrison, Hailey Marshall, Leigh Nottke, Joshua Rector, Jacob Sarich, Cody Smith, Brooke Sutherland, Chance Walter

Silver Level

Headphones - Janie Hughes

$25 Wal-Mart GC - McKenzie Dooley

$25 Movie Theatre GC - Kaitlyn Morton

$25 Buffalo Wild Wings GC - Ethan Moore

$25 Amazon GC - Caleb Bogus

$25 Applebees GC - Caillou Assmar

$10 Subway GC - Tyler Brumley, Bethany Clark, Taylor Murray, Erin Russell, Elizabeth Summers, DaeShawn Warren

Federal Cell Phone Emergency Test Message

posted Sep 11, 2018, 6:48 AM by John Pearson

Attention parents, students. staff, and community: A test "Presidential Alert" will be sent to all cell phones in the nation on Thursday, Sept. 20th, at 1:18 Central time. The alert title is "Presidential Alert." A similar alert will be sent across EAS systems (You may have seen these interrupt programs on broadcast TV before) at 1:20 p.m. that same day. 

We are told that some older cell phones may not receive this message.

Please pass the word along. 

Sept Menus

posted Sep 7, 2018, 10:16 AM by John Pearson

Lunch & Breakfast Menus are posted and can be found by clicking here (Go to Student Documents folder, please)

Press Release - Incident of 8/31/18

posted Aug 31, 2018, 11:37 AM by John Pearson   [ updated Aug 31, 2018, 11:44 AM ]

P R E S S   R E L E A S E 

For Immediate Release 

August 31, 2018 

Today at about 10:40 a.m., Principal Leigh Robinson identified a recent, but former EAWR student in the East Building without authorization. 

Mrs. Robinson escorted him out of the building, while questioning him as to his reason for being there. He was compliant with the Principal during this time. After escorting the former student outside, Principal Robinson directed the Asst. Principal to call the Wood River Police Department.   While continuing to question him, the former student suddenly fled on foot to the Memorial Stadium and practice field area of the campus, presumably upon seeing WRPD squad cars approaching. 

Wood River Police officers chased the suspect in the athletic fields, and quickly apprehended him. A police search of the former student yielded no weapons. WRPD investigated and their conclusion was that the former student never intended to do any harm to any students or staff. 

The District would like to offer thanks to the quick response of the Wood River Police Department and to Chief Wells. The District would also like to acknowledge the commendable course of action taken by Mrs. Robinson and Mr. Gockel.


Student Dress Code: 2018-19

posted Jun 25, 2018, 12:47 PM by John Pearson   [ updated Jun 25, 2018, 12:52 PM ]

Please see the attached document for the new Student Dress Code, beginning in August 2018.

You may also find it at the following link ... (under "Student Documents")

Graduation DVD's Available!

posted Jun 6, 2018, 2:29 PM by John Pearson

If you're wanting to have a lasting memory of our 2018 EAWR Graduation, what better way to cherish that memory than to purchase the official DVD of the ceremony. Cost is only $25. The Graduation ceremony was professionally captured on video by Riverbender,com, which specializes in filming many area graduations, weddings, high school sports, and other local events. 

Please make your check out to EAWR High School for $25. You may purchase these in the Main Office and pick up in person, or for a $3 shipping fee, we can mail them anywhere in the continental US, via USPS. If you live outside the continental US, please call for a shipping price. 

For more information, contact Carla Guthrie at 618-254-3151, Ext. 2501 or

Waiver Notice - Public Hearing

posted Jun 6, 2018, 2:29 PM by John Pearson

Notice of Intent to Apply for Waivers of ISBE Rules and School Mandates for East Alton – Wood River CHSD #14 

A PUBLIC HEARING to receive comments regarding a proposed application for waiver of State Board of Education Rules and/or School Code Mandates for East Alton – Wood River Community High School District #14, County of Madison, State of Illinois, will be held on July 10, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the Board Conference Room, Main Building, 777 N. Wood River Ave., Wood River, IL 62095. Any person desiring to appear at the public hearing and present testimony to the taxing district regarding the waivers is invited. A brief description of the proposed waiver is as follows: A renewal of the current waiver to allow the non-resident children of full-time employees to attend without the requirement to pay tuition [105 ILCS 5/10-20.12a].


Dave Tedford and his Giant Unicycle

posted May 18, 2018, 1:32 PM by John Pearson   [ updated Jun 6, 2018, 2:27 PM ]

EAWR Alumnus Dave Tedford (Class of 1980) rose above his classmates in the most literal sense: Responding to a “senior project” requirement and with the help of former teachers Keith Atkinson and James Brann, Dave created a 14-foot tall unicycle! Not only was this an impressive display of machining and welding, Dave actually rode this unicycle and rode it regularly until his late-40’s. This unicycle was so impressive, that Dave was featured in a Telegraph article in 1980 with some photos showing him riding it in Eastgate Plaza.

In a desire to give back to his alma mater, Dave drove the unicycle up from his home in South Carolina and presented it as a gift to the high school. He presented it to current Welding teacher, Jake Sitze (Class of 2003) and his afternoon classes. Dave also took the opportunity to speak with the students and to answer some questions.

Below are some photos of the occasion and the unicycle, itself (Thanks to Paul Tedford for the photos!):


See the attachments for the Telegraph story from 1980 

Summer Breakfast Program

posted May 17, 2018, 2:33 PM by John Pearson   [ updated May 17, 2018, 2:34 PM ]

Summer Breakfast will be available to all persons, 18 years of age or younger, from May 30, 2018 until July 3, 2018. Monday - Friday, from 7:30 - 7:55 a.m, in the EAWR Cafeteria. You do not have to live in the EAWR High School District or be a student there. For more information, please contact Cafeteria Director, Ms. Shone Fry at 254-3151, Ext. 2541. See the attached flyer for more information.

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